Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas

Volunteers collecting prairie seed on Lost Valley Prairie SNA, Visit the Wild Places


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Get involved, volunteer with us!

Join other like-minded folks enjoying Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas while doing important work to help keep them natural! Volunteer stewardship projects include:

  • collecting seeds,
  • planting seedlings,
  • controlling invasive species,
  • and several other tasks!

Sign up for SNA event reminders 

Photographer focusing camera on prairie grasses

Upcoming Events

Check the events calendar for stewardship projects as well as other fun events. You'll be glad you did!

Volunteer removing buckthorn at Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Know before you go

There is no advance sign-up for most stewardship projects, just show up the day of event to participate. Check individual events calendar listings for those that require registration.

When you go:

  • Bring water, lunch, eye protection and work gloves
  • Dress for the weather
  • Carpooling is encouraged where possible
  • Review safety tips »
Steward overlooking lake

Want to become more involved?

If so, consider becoming a site steward »